Resident of Concord
Jim Weyland of Concord, CA passed away peacefully on April 15th at the age of 74. He was surrounded by the love and support of his devoted family, friends, and DLS and SMC supporters by his side. Jim was born in Minnesota and moved to California when he was five years old. He is survived by his loving, longtime "lady friend" Anita Cardenas, along with his 94 year old mother, Florence and sister, Bev. Jim was the father of three children; Jimmie, Steven, and daughter, Terri (Mark). Jim was also immensely proud of his three grandchildren, Nick, Jamie, and Derek. Jim was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Colleen.
Jim had been connected with the Christian Brothers for over a half century. After attending elementary school at the Berkeley campus, Jim graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1956 and then Saint Mary's College in 1960. The high school bestowed upon him the Saint Miguel Febres Cordero Award for this work with their alumni board and twice he received the Saint Mary's College Alumni Association Recognition Award.
Jim was also very involved with De La Salle High School. He served on the chain crew for over 30 years, and along with his wife Colleen, ran the Over / Under Seven booth at the Fall Festival for several years, and stayed connected with the school long after his children graduated.
Jim began a thirty year career at Pac Bell prior to going to work at Saint Mary's College of California, where he served as an integral part of the Career Development Center for 18 years before retiring in 2009.
For those of you who had the privilege to know Jim, he was always known for his lively sense of humor and fun loving attitude. Jim tried never to miss any of his grandchildren's events. In his words, he said, "you can't recreate those moments".
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the: Saint Mary's College; Gael Athletic Fund at P.O. Box 4300, Moraga, CA 94575.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Saint Mary's College Chapel, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556. Father Tom will be officiating.